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AP NEWSBREAK: Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85....

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics....

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

DETROIT (AP) -- Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78....

Q&A: Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart on music, tech

BOSTON (AP) -- Keith Lockhart was just 35 and a musical wunderkind when he took over as conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995....

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86....

Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal

KALLABARI, Nepal (AP) -- Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt....

Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falcons

CANNES, France (AP) -- As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads....

At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face

CANNES, France (AP) -- Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy....

Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accident

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died....

Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."...

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